Natalie Taylor

Club: Auckland Dream

DOB: 24 December 1982

Height: 183cm

Position: Forward

Number: 8

Tall Ferns Debut: 2007

Junior Association: Auckland

High School: Macleans College

Taylor (nee Purcell), older sister of Kalani and younger sibling of former international Charmian, debuted for the Tall Ferns in 2007.

Was a member of the Tall Ferns team that won bronze at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Taylor was MVP of the 2019 WBC after leading Auckland Dream to the title.

She attended Hutchinson Community College, Kansas, before transferring to Southeast Missouri State University.

She was on the 2008 Beijing Olympic roster and played for the Logan Thunder in the Australian WNBL before marrying professional rugby player Ezra Taylor and heading to Ireland.

Natalie helped University of Limerick to the 2011 Irish Superleague title and was named Import Player of the Year.